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Sick of geolocation not working (correctly) within Firefox? Want to set your location manually? Then this will help you.

Go to your about:config in Firefox and search for geo.wifi.uri. This is the URI to the Google service Firefox uses for geolocation. The good thing is you can change it to a static local file (or a script you made yourself on your web server, or whatever).

My value is: file:///home/bela/sys/firefox/location-vienna.json

The contents of location-vienna.json are:


(It’s the location of the main building of my university.)

Well that should work. Go to http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/geolocation/ and test it 🙂

Thanks to failedvegan.

Update: I found the official (?) documentation for this protocol.

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A little demonstration how to use textile and djangos (free)comment system to “take over” a site:

%{display: block; position: absolute !important; top: 25px; left: 25px; z-index: 100; background-color: red; font-size: 50px;}Your text here ... site hacked%

Textile allows CSS per default -> you can do anything with CSS -> so it’s quite easy to position any amount of HTML code anywhere on the site… Bad textile!!! Give it a try and post the code example from above on your favorite textile powered site.

Apart of being a fun hack, it could be used to exploit users by overloading links, so that they point to phishing sites.  So don’t allow untrusted people to use textile markup!

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